SECTION III: The Hydrosphere
Week 14,  5.1 Surface Processes - Assignment 11
                     Erosion: Weathring, ch 15
 
 



Reading Assignment:  Chapter 15
 Weathering and Mass Wasting


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Contents (course topics):

The Impact of Weathering and Mass Wasting on the Landscape
Weathering
    Jointing
Weathering Agents
    Mechanical Weathering
    Chemical Weathering
    Biological Weathering
    Climate and Weathering
Mass Wasting
    Fall
    Slide
    Flow
    Creep
 
 
 

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Activities (things you must do):
Read Chapter 15 of your textbook
 
Abilities Acquired (what you learned):

By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
1.- Name the name given to the chemical union of water with another substance
2.- Give the name assigned to the weathering type associated with curved and concentric sets of joints break away in successive layers.
3.- Give the name of the  deposits in mountain areas, caused when  large amounts of rock fragments move downslope by their own weight.
4.- Identify the general term signifying the overall lowering of the rock material on the Earth's crust.
5.- Name the most important type of mechanical weathering process.
6.- Name the rock debris which accumulates at the base of steep slopes by gravitational action.
7.- Name the slowest and least perceptible form of mass wasting.
8.- Give the main feature that distinguished a  joint from a fault.
9.- Identify the geographic region where the rotting of rock by the various types of chemical weathering takes place the best.
10.-Give the name assigned to residual rock that has not experienced erosion.
11.- Write  the name given to a slope collapse with a backward rotation.
12.-  Name the major end product of chemical weathering.
13.- Give the name of the best example of a direct product of mass wasting.
14.- Give a result of soil creep.
15.- Identify the most common oxidation effect in the lithosphere.
16.- Name a  mudflow which includes numerous larger blocks of material.
17.- Name the mass-wasting type which is characterized by a crescent-shaped scarp face.
18.-  Identify the openings in rocks that are associated with calcareous rocks.
19.- Name the single most important weathering agent.
20.- Idenitfy which of the three main type of rocks (metamorphic, igneous, sedimentary) are most susceptible to hydrolysis.
21.- List two denudational  processes.
22.- Identify which of these three materials: limestone, dolomite, quartz is most resistant to chemical weathering.
 
 
 

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